This multi-day house boat elopement at Lake Powell in Page, Arizona was nothing short of incredible. Kyle, Christen celebrated their elopement with a few of their closest friends by adventuring around this gorgeous desert lake for the week! Here’s their story:
“We were introduced through a mutual acquaintance and there was an immediate connection. At that time Christen lived outside of Chicago and Kyle outside of Denver. Our relationship later began through the two of us supporting one and other in a tragedy. We believe that so much beauty has come from ashes and our story is a testimony to the goodness of loving God and each other. We live outside of Boulder, Colorado with our two babes Kaiya and Kaid. Kyle and the kids proposed this past New Years while on a cruise with both of our families. What we had planned was a small ceremony and a BIG celebration this summer. We were married Saturday, April 25th and were originally planning to celebrate at the end July, before it ended up getting pushed to September due to COVID.”
“We love the intimacy of having just our family and a few very close friends. Covid-19 left us altering our plans of having only our families present as we have some members who are at risk. We decided to get married earlier than initially planned (April) and then celebrate by having a stunning photo session with Allison and some of our closest friends at Lake Powell on our new Adonia houseboat ‘Social Distance’ in September. This gave us the opportunity to elope via zoom with a larger group and then celebrate in person with a smaller group in a very intimate setting.”
“We took our very first trip (just the two of us) to Page, AZ where we went on a combo tour to Secret Canyon and Horseshoe Bend with Horseshoe Bend Slot Canyon Tours. We decided the beauty and connection was something we wanted to recreate because of all the joy it brought us on our very first trip. The combination tour was so amazing we decided to reserve it privately at sunset for our wedding photos however due to Navajo closures we were forced to change locations and it turned out perfect. Horseshoe Bend Slot Canyon Tours rebooked us at a different spot and it was even more incredible than imagined. Yes, the drive there was a bit longer (1.5 hours) but the off roading adventure added a special element as did changing into our wedding attire once we reached the Lake Powell overlook. The views were breathtaking and allowed us to photograph way more scenery than the slot canyon would have. Thank you Navajo Nation for forcing the change because we were so much happier at the new location.”
Christen loved when Kyle surprised her with a private plane from Colorado to Page and then a hotel room for getting ready before the session! Christen said: “My favorite part of the day was while Allison captured moments of laughter and looking into each others eyes: two foundations of their relationship. Kyle loved that we ended up doing two photo shoots. Even though initially he was less than thrilled about one shoot, after a hike on the second day collectively we decided to grab our wedding attire and shoot photos again at a location on Lake Powell. This was especially exciting because it allowed us to take photos right on Lake Powell while including the houseboat which added to the emotional bond we already feel to Lake Powell and boating.”
They also both loved having their friends watching from below on the house boat, while their friend Jake was flying a drone overhead during the photo session so they too could feel a part of the celebration!
The weekend that I spent with Christen, Kyle and their friends was full of so many connective and intentional moments – along with tons of incredible adventures. It was without a doubt, a weekend to remember.
Want to book with me for a multi day house boat elopement at Lake Powell in Page Arizona, or for your own upcoming elopement?